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Pathways of Shakopee History

The Shakopee Heritage Society (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization), in partnership with Shakopee Parks and Recreation, is excited to introduce the Pathways of Shakopee History project.

The Pathways of Shakopee History interpretive project is a way-finding sign system to educate residents and visitors on Shakopee and the surrounding region’s rich history of people, events, features, and cultural influence.

As an extension to the existing Memorial Park, the park is on the south side of County Road 101, near the Pond Mission foundation, Faribault Springs, the Faribault Trading Post, and Tiŋta-otoŋwe, a village of 600 Mdewankanton Dakota Indians. It is also the location of a Minnesota-born slave who escaped from here in 1848.

The Pathways of Shakopee History interpretive project will include historic signage along the trail, trail extensions, a cabin replica, Red River cart, a kiosk about Tiŋta-otoŋwe, Prairie des Français, and Prairieville, and an outdoor education area, to celebrate and explain the rich history of the area. The park is connected to a regional trail system and has great public exposure within the community.

The trail signs will include:

  • What Once Was
  • Powerful Names
  • Rollin’ Down the River
  • Betting, Booze, and Beautiful People
  • Traveling on the River
  • Stagecoaches to Shakopee
  • Faribault Springs
  • Who Else Was Here?
  • The Railroad to Shakopee
  • The Ox Cart Trail

Each sponsor will be recognized according to the chart listed below. You will have the satisfaction that you have made a great investment in the economic and cultural value of the city, while publicly supporting the community of Shakopee.

Below is a list of sponsorship levels that may meet your giving ability:

$5000+ Title Level

  • Individual full size name and logo on kiosk
  • Mentioned on all marketing pieces and news releases
  • Promoted on Shakopee Heritage Society website
  • Sponsorship certificate
  • Commemorative sign replica

$2500-$4999 Platinum Level

  • Individual full-size name and logo on individual trail sign
  • Mentioned on all marketing pieces
  • Promoted on Shakopee Heritage Society website
  • Sponsorship certificate
  • Commemorative sign replica

$1000-$2499 Gold Level

  • Shared name and logo space on trail sign with one other sponsor on individual sign
  • Promoted on Shakopee Heritage Society website
  • Sponsorship certificate
  • Commemorative sign replica

$500-$999 Silver Level

  • Shared space on trail sign with four other sponsors
  • Promoted on Shakopee Heritage Society website
  • Sponsorship certificate
  • Commemorative T-shirt

$50-$499 Bronze Level

  • Listed on a plaque list
  • Promoted on Shakopee Heritage Society website

Please indicate your name or business/organization name as you would like it to be displayed in donor recognition in the Company Name field.

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Donation Total: $50.00